A spokesman for the Cheyenne Police Department says the Cheyenne Regional Task Force has been activated for this entire week, and will be especially active on New Year's Eve.

Officer Dan Long says besides the CPD the task force includes the Laramie County Sheriff's Department. Wyoming Highway Patrol and law enforcement from state parks.

Long says the recently acquired DUI enforcement van will be part of the effort, and he warns people who include alcohol as part of their New Year's Eve celebration to get a designated driver, call a taxi or otherwise make plans that don't include drinking and driving.

Long says getting behind the wheel after drinking is always a bad idea, adding the current winter driving conditions in the area make it especially dangerous right now.